General Discussion Triathlon Talk » 2013 IMTX Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
Show Per page
 
 
of 9
 
 
2012-03-07 8:17 AM

User image

Extreme Veteran
660
5001002525
Texas
Subject: 2013 IMTX

Just curious...I've heard rumors that IMTX will be moved to March in 2013.  Does anyone know if this is true and if a date has been set?

I ask because I am trying to plan a vacation for the 2013 spring break, but my hubby is planning to train for the 2013 race and I don't want the vacation to interfere with his training or the race.

Thanks!



2012-03-07 8:49 AM
in reply to: #4084394

User image

Veteran
179
100252525
The Woodlands, Tx
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
Wow.  I'm planning on doing the IMTX 2013 race.  There would be a significant weather difference if IM moved it to March from May.  The weather last May was very hot and humid.  I wasn't racing in it but was just a spectator.  Also, If I remember correctly the athletes couldn't wear their wetsuits if they were trying to qualify for Kona - although I could be wrong.  I live in the area but have not heard this rumor but that means little.  You have definitely peaked my interest though.
2012-03-08 7:58 AM
in reply to: #4084394

User image

Extreme Veteran
660
5001002525
Texas
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
Guess I'll book the trip, but buy the insurance!
2012-03-08 9:08 PM
in reply to: #4084394

User image

New user
90
252525
Austin
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX

I actually thought the weather was pretty nice last year.  The morning was actually cooler than aveerage and the overcast skies until mid afternoon really helped.  At least it wasn't August Hot!  It could be 90 or 40 in March.  Just like this week....high 70's and humid the past few days, and tomorrow it won't get out of the 40's...yuck! 

I'm volunteering again this year on the bike course, can't wait.  The 2013 race I've targeted to be my first IM and hope it stays in May only because it would fit my schedule perfectly. 

Guess we'll find out in May.

2012-03-13 11:02 PM
in reply to: #4084394

User image

Champion
8766
5000200010005001001002525
Evergreen, Colorado
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
Ooooo...March would be SO much better than May.  I already think it's stinkin' hot here....
2012-03-22 3:05 PM
in reply to: #4084394

User image

Member
92
252525
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
ive got this race pegged as my first IRONMAN but Im unaware of any date change.  March would make me a bit nervous as it could be 40 degrees and raining during the race!


2012-03-22 3:26 PM
in reply to: #4084394

User image

Pro
4723
20002000500100100
CyFair
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
It would eliminate the whole wetsuit legal/allowed/prohibited thing that's floating around now.  That would be nice.
2012-03-22 10:23 PM
in reply to: #4108933

User image

Extreme Veteran
1986
1000500100100100100252525
Cypress, TX
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
I would do that race every darn year if it was in March.
2012-03-23 11:29 PM
in reply to: #4084394

User image

Member
109
100
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
march in texas is so much better than may for triathlon...  running in 80+ degree weather if you are racing it, is teh suck.
2012-03-24 12:00 AM
in reply to: #4110943

User image

New user
90
252525
Austin
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
z2012 - 2012-03-23 11:29 PM march in texas is so much better than may for triathlon...  running in 80+ degree weather if you are racing it, is teh suck.
If you think 80 is bad, try running in late August when it's  105+ everyday, that will make you LOVE 80 degree days!
2012-04-17 4:40 PM
in reply to: #4084394

User image

Regular
109
100
Denton TX.
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
Any more information on a possible date change??


2012-04-18 7:42 AM
in reply to: #4156749

User image

Extreme Veteran
1986
1000500100100100100252525
Cypress, TX
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX

schwartz1 - 2012-04-17 4:40 PM Any more information on a possible date change??

Seeing that the Texas 70.3 is still around the same date next year (April 7th), I don't see them changing the IMTX date.  An IMTX move to March would cause a change to the Texas 70.3 date and that didn't happen.

2012-04-29 9:12 PM
in reply to: #4157600

User image

Extreme Veteran
930
50010010010010025
Fort Worth, TX
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
GMAN 19030 - 2012-04-18 7:42 AM

schwartz1 - 2012-04-17 4:40 PM Any more information on a possible date change??

Seeing that the Texas 70.3 is still around the same date next year (April 7th), I don't see them changing the IMTX date.  An IMTX move to March would cause a change to the Texas 70.3 date and that didn't happen.



Why would it cause a date change for the 70.3?
2012-04-29 9:39 PM
in reply to: #4084394

Extreme Veteran
521
500
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
IMTX - May 18, 2013Posted on the race site a couple days ago.
2012-04-29 11:17 PM
in reply to: #4180110

User image

Extreme Veteran
1986
1000500100100100100252525
Cypress, TX
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
sulross - 2012-04-29 9:12 PM
GMAN 19030 - 2012-04-18 7:42 AM

schwartz1 - 2012-04-17 4:40 PM Any more information on a possible date change??

Seeing that the Texas 70.3 is still around the same date next year (April 7th), I don't see them changing the IMTX date.  An IMTX move to March would cause a change to the Texas 70.3 date and that didn't happen.

Why would it cause a date change for the 70.3?

It's a moot point since the 2013 race date is May 18th but...

There's no way WTC would change IMTX to March and not have to move Galveston.  There are a lot of people that do both races.  That market would be non-existent if IMTX was done first and Texas 70.3 in the weeks following.

2012-05-20 8:57 AM
in reply to: #4084394

Subject: ...
This user's post has been ignored.


2012-05-22 3:51 PM
in reply to: #4084394

Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
I heard a rumor that IMTX may not be coming back to The Woodlands. And I didn't hear it third hand. What I did hear was that it would be close enough so that I could do the race again...
2012-05-22 4:01 PM
in reply to: #4223586

Pro
4174
200020001002525
Keller, Texas
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX

ironultrared - 2012-05-22 3:51 PM I heard a rumor that IMTX may not be coming back to The Woodlands. And I didn't hear it third hand. What I did hear was that it would be close enough so that I could do the race again...

By close enough are you saying the Houston area?

2012-05-22 4:23 PM
in reply to: #4084394

Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
I don't know, but the person had just overheard me talking about training in Austin.
2012-05-22 4:28 PM
in reply to: #4223659

Master
1883
1000500100100100252525
San Antone, Texas
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX

ironultrared - 2012-05-22 4:23 PM I don't know, but the person had just overheard me talking about training in Austin.

Damnit, that little change in venue might change my mind of doing Rev3 Cedar Point over IMTX next year...

2012-05-22 5:22 PM
in reply to: #4084394

Extreme Veteran
580
500252525
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX

I raced in 2011 and loved the course and the community.  I am taking the year off of the distance, but may consider this race again for 2013, so I am really curious about the date and venue.  I assume that 2012 racers who want to race again next year were not able to sign up on Friday like they normally do since the "permitting" situation is still unclear? 



2012-05-22 8:57 PM
in reply to: #4223760

Pro
4824
20002000500100100100
Houston
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
irondreams - 2012-05-22 5:22 PM

I raced in 2011 and loved the course and the community.  I am taking the year off of the distance, but may consider this race again for 2013, so I am really curious about the date and venue.  I assume that 2012 racers who want to race again next year were not able to sign up on Friday like they normally do since the "permitting" situation is still unclear? 

You are correct. I know a couple of people who traveled and volunteered so they could sign up the next day. They didn't even receive an e-mil letting them know ahead of time.
2012-05-22 10:56 PM
in reply to: #4084394

Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
I believe the date is May 18. Saw it posted somewhere.
2012-05-23 8:27 AM
in reply to: #4224251

Pro
4824
20002000500100100100
Houston
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX
ironultrared - 2012-05-22 10:56 PMI believe the date is May 18. Saw it posted somewhere.
From what I understand (not an insider) this is the tentative date. However, since they have not reached an agreement it is not set.
2012-05-23 8:50 AM
in reply to: #4084394

Master
1883
1000500100100100252525
San Antone, Texas
Subject: RE: 2013 IMTX

Looks like they are having a town council meeting in the Woodlands tonight and IMTX is one of the topics.  Lots of politcs going on.  Good discussion on ST at this link.

 

New Thread
General Discussion Triathlon Talk » 2013 IMTX Rss Feed  
Show Per page
 
 
of 9